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Pressing Address gives me a state I don't want. How can I change it

When I press "Address," I get state and county--the state is one I was previously in and not where I want to go. However, I cannot change it here. I have tried all possibilities that seem reasonable and stuck. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I'm having the exact problem and this is very very frustrating.

  • bill557 Dec 21, 2008

    My Nuvi 650 only shows my home state and county when I hit Where To. It use to ask which state? Perhaps I unintentionally changed some setting?

  • cindyradd Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem--does anyone know what to do to fix this?



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Click on county and type in the state you want

Posted on Apr 23, 2008


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I love my radio and she is always there for me..til just the other warning lights..i cant get it to speak the weather ..yes even with the radio on..i can go thru the menu to get the alarm to test...

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you're reading this. Thank you for choosing FixYa to solve your problem. Your problem is that your weather radio is not giving you updates and your warning lights are not coming on when there's a severe weather warning? I am first going to tell you to check your S.A.M.E code to make sure you have it programmed for your county. If this is correct, I don'there's anything wrong with your radio. I think, the problem might be your county/area's transmitter tower. If your county/area's transmitter tower is near one the states that have been recently attacked by tornadoes or severe weather, the transmitter tower may be out of service. You say you live in Georgia, so further in this explanation I will give you the NWS's (National Weather Service's) weather radio programming information website for your state. This will give you information for every county in your state including which transmitters are out of service if any. If the tower for your county is out of service, check a county that's near your area to see if their tower is out service. gives you all the NWR stations in your state. Click on your county and it will show you a map of their broadcasting area. If it's not out of service, program that county's S.A.M.E code into your radio. You should also change the frequency channel to that same county as well.

You may also want to check your antenna to make sure it's connected properly and fully extended. The National Weather Service has certain criteria that a storm must follow in order for them to sound the alarm. I assure you that the lights will come on when the radio is giving you a warning. To find out more information about this, log on to this website - I hope you get your radio back up and running as soon as possible. You can always go on the National Weather Service's website as well, to get weather updates for your area. I hope you are safe this Severe Weather Season and Thank you for choosing FixYa as your one-stop solution spot for your problems. Have a good day, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this solution.

Apr 28, 2011 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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How to find correct county

A. First, determine the counties you are interested in. Then do one of the following
three steps to get the codes:

1. The National Weather Service Toll-Free Number provides S.A.M.E.
County Codes at: 1-888-NWS-S.A.M.E or (1-888-697-7263)
This is what to expect when you call the NWS number. When you call the NWS
toll-free number, automated instructions will guide you to the S.A.M.E. County
Code(s) you need. The number will be six digits long.
• You will hear, "Welcome to the National Weather Service. You have
reached the Specific Area Message Encoding Program Service."
• If you select "touch-tone" to make your entries, you will be prompted to
enter the name of your state using the telephone keypad.
• Next you will be prompted to enter your county name.
• Then you will hear, "Your geographic code is xxxxxx." (This is your
S.A.M.E. County Code.) Be sure to write it down for future reference.
The system will then give you the option to enter "another combination": This
enables you to get additional S.A.M.E. Codes for surrounding counties.

2. The Internet Web Site of National Weather Servicewww.
This is what to expect when you go to the website.
• The link above takes you directly to the list of states.
• Click on (your state).
• Find your county, and record the "S.A.M.E. #" (the S.A.M.E. County
Code) that is listed to the right of your county, and for any other counties
in which you are interested.
WR-100 Owner's Manual
Page 8

3. Go to the Midland Radio Corporation website at
• Click on the weather radio link at the top of the page.
• At the top of the weather radio page will be the link to the NWS list of
states and corresponding county codes. Click on the link.
• Click on your state and a list of counties and codes will be listed. Locate
your county and then find your code.

To set the country follow the below steps:

A Single S.A.M.E. County Code:

Press "MENU" button to open menu options.
• Press the "UP" arrow to scroll through menu options until "S.A.M.E.
SET" is displayed, then press "SELECT" button.
• Press the "UP" arrow to scroll through: "SINGLE", "MULTIPLE", or
• Display "SINGLE", then press "SELECT." "S.A.M.E.01" will be displayed.
(Note if you are programming a single S.A.M.E. County Code, only the
"01" setting will be used.) Press "SELECT".
• Using the "UP" arrow, find the first digit of your S.A.M.E. County Code.
Press the "RIGHT" arrow to save the digit and automatically
advance to the next digit.
• Program all digits of your S.A.M.E. County Code in the same way.
• Press "SELECT" to store your S.A.M.E. County Code. Press "MENU"
to close the programming menu.
Helpful Tip: The S.A.M.E. code is created using the following method:
• The first digit is the subcounty code-currently 0 in most areas.
• The second two digits represent the state code.
• The last three digits represent the county code.

Multiple S.A.M.E. County Codes:

Press "MENU" button to open menu options.
• Press the "UP" arrow to scroll through menu options until "S.A.M.E.
SET" is displayed, then press "SELECT" button.
• Press the "UP" arrow to scroll through: "SINGLE", "MULTIPLE", or
• Display "MULTIPLE" as explained, then press "SELECT".
"S.A.M.E.01" will be displayed, indicating you will be programming your first
S.A.M.E. County Code at weather radio menu location "01."
• After programming your first S.A.M.E. County Code, press "SELECT" then
the "UP" arrow to advance to "S.A.M.E. 02." Program all of your S.A.M.E.
County Codes in the same way as above.
• When finished entering all your codes, press "MENU" to
close the programming menu.

Hope that helps.



Apr 27, 2011 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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Trying to set up midland wr-100 weather radio in Cass county Michigan but don't have the instructions for the radio.

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time you are viewing this. Thank you for choosing FixYa as your one-stop spot for finding solutions to your problems and thank you for reading my post. So you are saying that you're trying to program the information for Cass County, Michigan, but don't have the instructions for the radio. Well you have come to the right place to find an answer. Not am I going to give you the URL address for downloading the manual, but I'd also like to give you the URL address for the information you will need to program into your radio. Here is the URL address for the manual - Here is the URL address for the programming information you need for your state - Your county has four transmitter locations and three frequency channels. Choose the transmitter location and frequency channel that is nearest to where you live. If you follow this solution correctly, your weather radio should be ready to go. Hope this solution helps and thank you once again for choosing FixYa as your one-stop solution spot for all of your problems. Make sure you visit us again when a problem occurs. Have a good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time you are reading this.

Mar 30, 2011 | Midland Weather/Hazard Radio with SAME...

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I need all S.A.M.E. County codes for Alabama.

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time you are viewing this. You want all the S.A.M.E County codes for Alabama? I am about to give you the URL address to obtain your information. Simply type this address into your URL address box ( There you will see every county code for the state of Alabama. Some counties may have two transmitter stations depending on the county location. Hope this is what you will need. Thank you for taking the time to request your problem, read this solution and choosing this site as a whole to find your solution. Come back and request another problem you have again! Thank you and have a good day, afternoon, evening or night; depending on the time of day you are reading this post.

Mar 27, 2011 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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How to change the city on the view map screen?

Where To..... Address..... on this screen you will see on top Select City in.. ( below the State chosen )

if that is not the State the city is in then change the state on bottom of screen to the one you want by pressing Change State / Province

if you need to change a city just press Spell City to the one you want after your state is selected

Nov 20, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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if you recently updated the maps then you will have noticed a user interface change. press where to, then address, and at the first screen it will ask you to change county etc. do it there and then you should be able to navigate again.

p.s you will have to change the state each time you want to travel out of state if you do not know the co-ordinates.

hope that helps

May 04, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin StreetPilot c330 address selection problem

Have you confirmed that you're running the very latest software available for that unit from Garmin? The most-recent available version for the StreetPilot C330 is 6.10. Download it here:

Jun 19, 2009 | Garmin GPS

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Trying to change the state name

It will give you the most recent state, but to change it, look on the bottom row for the button labeled "Change State/Country." That outta do it.

Jan 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Won't change states

I found a fix. Reset didn't work so I tried the Clear All Information. As you power on, press a finger on the lower right corner of the screen until a menu option appears asking if you really want to clear all information. Select yes. The manual says you lose all your favorites and other stored data, but I didn't lose anything and I can now select a different State!


Jul 11, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Cannot select another state on Garmin 660.

1. From the Where To? View Map, Travel Kit page press WHERE TO

2. Press ADDRESS

3. Press SPELL STATE (should be the 2nd blue box on the page & may read SPELL COUNTY)

4. Press the letter K and Kansas + Kentucky will come up; Press the letter T and Tennessee + Texas will come up, etcetera

5. If the information does not automatically appear, hit DONE and the information will appear. For example on my nuvi 660 if I hit the letter “A” nothing happens until I hit DONE.

6. After pressing the single letter for the sate/province in which you are interested, the unit will prompt you to spell the CITY name.

You will then enter the information as it applies.

Nov 30, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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